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I used to get cinnamon twist ice cream as a kid that was amazing. It was like melted, gooey ribbons of red hot candies swirled into vanilla. I have tried in vain to make it at home and cannot find it on the internet.

Also, I loved peanut butter boppers, a granola bar-like product that had a catchy Beach Boys song on its tv commercial.

Anybody else out there remembering treats from the past?
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When we went on long trips (car or airplane), my mom would always buy a few packs of gum, some of it even *gasp* gum with sugar. It was a huge treat. One of our favorites was that gum that comes in huge cubes--Bubbalicious? Hubba-Bubba? Anyway, they made a chocolate mint gum that was SO delicious. I guess my family members were the only ones who thought so; I haven't seen it in years.
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Planter's Cheez Balls...I bet they stopped making them because they were making people grow extra heads or something but I don't care, I would buy them in a SECOND if I saw them again...

imagining my shopping cart full of dark leafy greens, organic eggs, lentils, avocadoes, whole wheat pasta and an entire CASE of Planter's Cheez Balls
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Any food that is purposely spelled incorrectly is bound to be yummy!
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Not sure if they still make it or not since I haven't looked in years... I just said to DD1 today that I was having a craving for Campbell's Meatball Alphabet Soup. Anyone seen it? I couldn't eat it anyway with current food restrictions. The other thing was a TV dinner (staple of my youth) that was meatballs in gravy, alongside fake mashed potatoes. YUM! Again, something I wouldn't be able to have now anyway, so maybe they're still out there. Most of the things I loved as a kid are still out there, I just don't buy them!
Crunch n' Munch... BooBerry Cereal... chocolate Pop-Tarts... Fun Dipps candy... I used to love the Watermelon Hubba Bubba (doesn't stick to your face when the bubble bursts!)

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jim henson's muppet brand yogurt(i know not horribly nasty) GOD I MISS IT!
pebbles cereal( i know they still make it just cant find it around here )
this "oatmeal" that came with strawberry sauce in a pouch and you squeezed it into your oatmeal-idea being you could "draw" in your oatmeal

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Triples! I loved that stuff. http://www.mrbreakfast.com/cereal/c_378.jpg It was my favorite cereal ever.

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Cheez balls for sure! I had forgotten about those! We used to eat them while we watched "Full House" on friday nights Also Welch's (I think that was the brand?) juice treats that were shaped like little half circles and each box was just one flavor- either grape, orange or cherry flavored.
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[QUOTE=Martha27;14779456]Cheez balls for sure! I had forgotten about those! We used to eat them while we watched "Full House" on friday nights Also Welch's (I think that was the brand?) juice treats that were shaped like little half circles and each box was just one flavor- either grape, orange or cherry flavored.[/QUOTE]
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jim henson's muppet brand yogurt(i know not horribly nasty) GOD I MISS IT!
pebbles cereal( i know they still make it just cant find it around here )
this "oatmeal" that came with strawberry sauce in a pouch and you squeezed it into your oatmeal-idea being you could "draw" in your oatmeal
How did I forget about this??? I LOVED IT!

Hmmm...not sure let me think I don't know if they are made anymore or not but I for sure don't buy them!
oldschool spaghettio's since they are now "improved" they stink.
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.
the kiddie tv dinners with the fake pizza...
chocolate malt o meal
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mmmm Schwann's
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Planter's Cheez Balls...I bet they stopped making them because they were making people grow extra heads or something but I don't care, I would buy them in a SECOND if I saw them again...

imagining my shopping cart full of dark leafy greens, organic eggs, lentils, avocadoes, whole wheat pasta and an entire CASE of Planter's Cheez Balls
Oh, I miss cheez balls. So good.

I loved drinking Beep. It was sold in a carton (like milk) and it was some juice thing. So yummy too.
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Duh how could I forget...
There used to be a pharmacy(thrifty's) near us in california that had an icecream scoop counter. they hadthis ice cream "chocolate malted crunch" YUMMMY!!! chocolate ice cream with little malted bits throughtout...yumm.
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Hmmm...not sure let me think I don't know if they are made anymore or not
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.

Schwan's still makes those.

I miss 7-Up Gold. And I don't know if I ever drank banana quik or if my Dad used to wax on about it. But it sounds good, not that I'd buy Nestle now.

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I used to love the Watermelon Hubba Bubba (doesn't stick to your face when the bubble bursts!)
They still make this, I bought some a month or so ago.

I miss Tuna Twist, Maypo, and most of all I miss Chocolite candy bars...I've been craving one for 25 years.
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I think they still make this, but not near me... Big Red or something like that... a carbonated bright red soda that tasted similar to an overly-sugared root beer or cream soda.

They DO make lick-em-aids still. And non-pareils. And lavender mints. And root beer barrels. DH and I put stuff like that in one another's stockings.

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Crunch n' Munch
PM me your address, Kathy, and I may be able to send you some. (Can you even eat it?)

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oldschool spaghettio's since they are now "improved" they stink.
Scwanns strawberry fruit bars.
They changed Spaghetti-Os? How sad.

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mmmm Schwann's
Schwanns like the frozen food company? I think I've seen their delivery trucks around here.


I miss the old Ben & Jerry's. I haven't had it for 2 years because of nursing a diary-sensitive LO, but DH says it just isn't what it used to be - filled with air and the "chunks" are now the size of sprinkles.

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I loved those fruit snacks! Yum! I forgot about Triples!!

I miss Kaboom cereal! My mom used to get it for wic. Smiley face cereal with teeny star marshmallows!

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I just remembered what used to be my absolute fav drink- "Clearly Canadian". It came in wierd shaped bottles and was like a sparkling soda in flavors like black cherry and raspberry? I loved that stuff! Anyone else remember this stuff?
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I miss the old Ben & Jerry's. I haven't had it for 2 years because of nursing a diary-sensitive LO, but DH says it just isn't what it used to be - filled with air and the "chunks" are now the size of sprinkles.
I miss Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy, my very favorite ice cream ever

Oh, and New York seltzer.
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Martha!!! Yes! I loved that stuff!!

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I miss the old Ben & Jerry's. I haven't had it for 2 years because of nursing a diary-sensitive LO, but DH says it just isn't what it used to be - filled with air and the "chunks" are now the size of sprinkles.
Yes Ben & Jerry's just isn't the same anymore you used to find huge gobs of cookie dough etc. now your lucky to find a piece or two!

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I just remembered what used to be my absolute fav drink- "Clearly Canadian". It came in wierd shaped bottles and was like a sparkling soda in flavors like black cherry and raspberry? I loved that stuff! Anyone else remember this stuff?
Yes I LOVED THAT.... It came in GLASS BOTTLES... a total pain to get home from the store...

I just found PIXIE STIX for halloween... man was I in heaven

And right now the dollar section at Target has those wax candy things filled with quasi soda. (I just spent 15 mins getting wax out of my front teeth)
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http://www.amazon.com/1-Case-of-Cand...f=pd_sim_gro_2

Look what else they still have.....

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I totally remember that stuff Martha! My aunt drank it like...well water

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Quisp cereal. With the little alien cartoon on the box.

I had no idea they stopped making Planters Cheez Balls!

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Anyway, they made a chocolate mint gum that was SO delicious.
I remember that! I loved that stuff!

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Crunch n' Munch... BooBerry Cereal... chocolate Pop-Tarts... Fun Dipps candy... I used to love the Watermelon Hubba Bubba (doesn't stick to your face when the bubble bursts!)
you can still get crunch-n-munch, chocolate pop tarts and fun dips


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And I don't know if I ever drank banana quik or if my Dad used to wax on about it. But it sounds good, not that I'd buy Nestle now.
You can get it in single serving bottles at some convenience stores. I have seen it. We don't buy nestle and I can't drink milk so I don't know if it is good.

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gummy trolls! little troll shaped fruit snacks. I remember having them when I got home from kindergarten. the head would be one color and the feet another color.

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I just remembered what used to be my absolute fav drink- "Clearly Canadian". It came in wierd shaped bottles and was like a sparkling soda in flavors like black cherry and raspberry? I loved that stuff! Anyone else remember this stuff?
I really loved Clearly Canadian too. They still make it, I've seen it in my grocery store. But it comes in a plastic bottle now and only like 2-3 flavors. When I was a kid I remember there were a ton of flavors to choose from. One of my favorites was Green Apple. My dad used to take me to the corner market to pick out something to drink when we delivered the Sunday paper together. I always picked a Clearly Canadian.

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I remember the peanut butter boppers. My faves were Carnation Instant Breakfast bars, the *ORIGINAL* Whatchamacallit, and Cheez-Waffies. The latter was available in certain markets, but is now pretty rare on the East Coast by some Wise factories, but not in the entire Wise service area. So I guess I should move back to NJ.
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Under Cover Bears! It was oatmeal with gummy bears in it, when you added the hot water the bears came out of hiding. Mmmm warm gummy bears for breakfast!

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